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§ 79. Age and schooling certificates--Proof of age

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 40. Labor

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 40. Labor
Chapter 3. Employment of Women and Children
40 Okl.St.Ann. § 79
§ 79. Age and schooling certificates--Proof of age
The age and schooling certificate shall be approved by the principal, headmaster, or equivalent administrative officer of the school which the child attends or should be attending or by one of the child's parents if the child is being schooled at home, who shall, for the purpose of this article,1 be empowered to administer an oath. The principal, headmaster, or equivalent administrative officer of the school which the child attends or should be attending or by one of the child's parents if the child is being schooled at home, shall approve such certificate only upon the application in person of the child desiring employment accompanied by its parents, guardian or custodian, and after having received, examined and approved documentary evidence of age, showing that the child is fourteen (14) years of age, or over, which evidence shall consist of one of the following named proofs of age, duly attested, and the proof accepted shall be specified in the certificate issued to the child; the proof specified in subdivision (a) shall be required first, but if this is not available then one of the proofs specified in the succeeding subdivisions shall be required and in the order designated until the age of the child be established, as follows:
(a) A birth certificate or transcript thereof issued by a registrar of vital statistics or other officer charged with the duty of recording births which certificate or transcript thereof shall be prima facie evidence of the age of the child.
(b) A certificate of baptism or transcript thereof, showing the date of birth and place of baptism of the child.
(c) A passport showing the age of the child; or a certificate of arrival in the United States, issued by the United States immigration officer and showing the age of the child; or a life insurance policy at least one (1) year old showing the age of the child or other credible evidence as may be approved by the Commissioner.
Every employment certificate shall be signed, in the presence of the officer issuing the same by the child in whose name it is issued.

Credits

R.L.1910, § 3736; Laws 1917, c. 182, p. 344, § 1; Laws 1991, c. 172, § 8, eff. Sept. 1, 1991.

Footnotes

R.L.1910, c. 42, art. 3, incorporated in this title.
40 Okl. St. Ann. § 79, OK ST T. 40 § 79
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session and First and Second Extraordinary Sessions of the 58th Legislature (2022).
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